Plant Care Fishbone Prayer Plant
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Fishbone Prayer Plant

4.8 out of 5 (23 experiences)

Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Taxonomy

Ctenanthe burle-marxii
Ctenanthe
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Fishbone Prayer Plant

Water

How often to water your Fishbone Prayer Plant

Water needs for Fishbone Prayer Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Fishbone Prayer Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Fishbone Prayer Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Fishbone Prayer Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fishbone Prayer Plant: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Fishbone Prayer Plant can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Fishbone Prayer Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fishbone Prayer Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fishbone Prayer Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Fishbone Prayer Plant

Fishbone Prayer Plant

Fishbone Prayer Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 16
Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Fishbone Prayer Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Sophia avatar
@Sophia
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 141 XP
09/17/2021

Mart can be a diva if he doesn’t get his fresh distilled water but otherwise he’s a lovely and easy plant to care for

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Owenwist avatar
@Owenwist
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 684 XP
globe Deposit, New York
08/11/2021

Super easy to take care of

Fast grower Fast grower
Sezza avatar
@Sezza
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 625 XP
07/13/2021

Stayed alive somehow

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Amyloudxn avatar
@Amyloudxn
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 2,255 XP
globe Chermside, Queensland
07/10/2021

This plant just keeps on trucking for me! Despite being a ctenanthe I find it does fine with medium light and normal household humidity (30-50 where I live). Alway got a new leaf or two on the way, low maintenance, chill plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Glokell420 avatar
@Glokell420
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 848 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
06/07/2021

i’m so in love with this plant. such beautiful growth and leaves! love the purple underneath too. just keep it by a humidifier and not in direct light and you’ll be set!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 7,494 XP
globe Austin, Texas
05/30/2021

very easy plant. good light and water like Greg says!

Fast grower Fast grower
Laurens99 avatar
@Laurens99
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,282 XP
globe Denby Village, England
05/28/2021

Puts out new leaves often, is a bit tricky as it prefers distilled water and lots of humidity, can do this easily by placing with other plants or putting stones underneath the plastic pot. It’s a lovely edition to any room

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Nimzy avatar
@Nimzy
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 477 XP
04/25/2021

Easy plant to care for

Fast grower Fast grower
Sarahski avatar
@Sarahski
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 258 XP
04/09/2021

I was worried about this plant because we live in a super dry area but it’s been doing great! Super resilient, fast growing, and beautiful! Also grows great in medium to low light!

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Drdrey avatar
@Drdrey
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,432 XP
04/03/2021

Love this plant. Not super fussy compared to its relatives, grows quickly and has a really cool leaf pattern. Only downside is my cat loves to chew them to bits so I have to keep it away from him to keep it looking good.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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